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National Beer Day: Follow our Huddersfield town centre pub crawl

We've picked ten brilliant real ale pubs for a night of beer tasting in Huddersfield

What better way to celebrate National Beer Day than to raise a glass in one of Huddersfield's fantastic real ale pubs and bars.

The town centre has a wealth of options for beer connoisseurs, from craft ale taprooms to traditional pubs, bars and more.

We've put together a list of 10 top real ale pubs for a Huddersfield town centre pub crawl — and we've even made a map to help you find your way.

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Here are 10 brilliant real ale pubs to visit:

  1. Magic Rock Tap
    Magic Rock Brewery and Tap, Willow Business Park.

    Home to award-winning craft ales, the Magic Rock Tap in Willow Lane is worth the short walk out of the town centre. Located at the site of the brewery itself, you couldn't be any closer to the source.
  2. The Sportsman
    John Fletcher, Landlord of The Sportsman
    John Fletcher, Landlord of The Sportsman

    Known for its wide range of real ales and support for Huddersfield breweries, the Sportsman offers plenty of choice in a lively atmosphere.
  3. The King's Head
    The King's Head pub, St Georges Square, Huddersfield.

    Located at Huddersfield Railway Station, the King's Head is an official stop on the Real Ale Trail — and a popular commuter pit-stop.
  4. Head of Steam
    The Head of Steam, St George's Square, Huddersfield
    The Head of Steam, St George's Square, Huddersfield

    Stumbling distance from the King's Head, the Head of Steam hosts regular tap takeovers, jazz nights, live music and more.
  5. The Grove
    The Grove, Springwood, Huddersfield.

    The Grove in Spring Grove Street is an award winning pub, and was listed as one of CAMRA's 200 Local Pubs of the Year in 2015.
  6. Rat and Ratchet
    The Rat and Ratchet and The Rat Brewery, Chapel Hill, Huddersfield.
    The Rat and Ratchet and The Rat Brewery, Chapel Hill, Huddersfield.

    Home to Rat Brewery, the Rat and Ratchet in Chapel Hill is a favourite among Huddersfield's real ale fans.
  7. The Star Inn

    The Star Inn offers a range of ales, from wheat beers to mild bitters.
  8. Zephyr Bar and Kitchen
    Head to Byram Street to Zephyr, a a prohibition style bar with changing guest beers on draught.
  9. Vox
    The Builders Club reunion and exhibition at Vox, Wood Street, Huddersfield - Ckreed performing.

    Head to Wood Street for a wide selection of beers (and cocktails for those who don't drink beer!)
  10. The Cherry Tree
    It's a quiet start to Mad Friday in The Cherry Tree

    This popular branch of Wetherspoons boasts a wide range of real ales, craft beers and ciders - and you'll probably get more change from a tenner than anywhere else!



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